EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Chris Tucker, the Rush Hour star who returned to the screen after a five year absence to star with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in the David O Russell-directed The Silver Linings Playbook. Tucker had been repped by WME.

Tucker’s penchant for being selective and preferring to travel the world rather than make one movie after another like most stars, has knocked him off the star map somewhat. He has the opportunity to reestablish himself if he wants to. Tucker made one of the most meteoric salary jumps in Hollywood history when he went from a $3 million salary for Rush Hour to making $20 million against 20% of the gross. The three Rush Hour films grossed more than $800 million worldwide. Tucker has shown he’s adept at dramatic roles as well, in films like the Hughes Brothers-directed Dead Presidents and the Quentin Tarantino-directed Jackie Brown.

Tucker’s currently on a U.S. comedy tour, and I hope he decides to make movies again with more regularity, because he’s fun to watch. He continues to be represented by his longtime attorney Susan C. Adamson.